GOP measure would have Israels back in Iran strike

Republican senators plan to introduce a nonbinding resolution pledging military, economic and diplomatic backing for Israel should it strike Iran.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said he and Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) were drafting the resolution for introduction next month in the Senate.

The resolution would underscore the Senate’s hopes for peace and for sanctions to force Iran to make its nuclear program more transparent, Graham said. “But in the event Israel had to take preventive action, we would have their back.” — jta